TitanX, a producer of medium- and heavy-duty diesel engine cooling solutions, has temporarily eliminated its third shift.
TitanX, a global company with three divisions that operate in Sweden and the United States, has temporarily laid off 19 employees. A projected drop in sales for the next few months led to the decision.
Andy Johnson, TitanX human resources director, said one engineer and 18 production workers were laid off. With the layoffs, the business has temporarily eliminated its third shift.
"Our first and second shifts are still fully staffed," Johnson said. "It appears it will be a temporary situation. Like most manufacturers do, we adjust the manpower. We expect to recall people probably early next year,"
Johnson said TitanX still has 389 workers at the Jamestown plant, located at 2258 Allen St. He said the business was down to 243 employees in early 2010 before the business rebounded after the economic recession.
"We are up significantly since that time," he said. "We don't like to lay people off, but it is a reality of manufacturing."